Shirdi Baba, Jesus, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana Maharshi and Sri Kaleshwar are part of the Divine Lineage. Sri Kaleshwar says we all need the help of divine souls to find God. “How to suck cosmic energy? That’s called the God energy. We can easily suck cosmic energy. It has to be through some holy persons. We can’t handle that cosmic energy directly. Through some holy person, maybe Jesus, Shirdi Baba, any Ma, any Baba, any Swami, any holy man, any holy soul. It’s through them. First we have to be able to receive their energy—to taste. When you are ready to taste their energy, then that energy makes you to connect to the cosmic. Without tasting the love from the master, from the holy man, from any traditional strong soul man…if you can’t get love from him, if you can’t receive the energy from him, if your heart is closed to such type of people, there is no chance––you can’t suck the cosmic energy. You can’t connect to the universe. You can’t connect to the Creation of nature. We have to understand––we’re just a small peanut in the biggest, huge God Creation. In the incredible Creation, we are just a small, small nut.”
Shiridi Sai Baba ( - 1918)
Shirdi Baba lived his entire life as a beggar, begging alms from the villagers in the tiny backwater town of Shirdi. His simple outward appearance disguised the truth of his spiritual stature. He lived most of his life in a tiny dilapidated mosque with no protection from the heat, rain, and the multitudes who sought relief from their problems and suffering. He chose to live as a beggar, although he could have lived like a king. He received millions of rupees from his devotees but each day he was left empty handed because he had distributed it all to the poor.
Baba was an incarnation of Shiva, and a rare yogi with the highest supernatural capabilities. His yogic feats were endless; he changed water into oil, appeared in many places at once, rescued countless devotees from life-threatening situations, and in his ultimate act of sacrifice, gave up his life to save the life of a beloved devotee. He demonstrated so many miracles throughout his life. This phenomenon continues to this day.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886)
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is one of India’s most beloved saints. His message to the world was about the essential oneness of all religions. During his life, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa personally did the practices from the world’s spiritual traditions. His final statement after experiencing the fruits of these practices was, “All religions lead to the same goal.”
His life was categorized by his fervent devotion to Mother Divine, Mahakali. Sri Kaleshwar says that Ramakrishna longed to see the Mother for many years. But none of the spiritual practices brought him to that experience. He had driven himself to the point of suicide because of the unfulfilled desire to see the Mother. Finally, a female saint initiated him into the practices of this lineage through which he was able to have the fulfillment of his deepest spiritual desire.
Sri Kaleshwar says, “Jesus is the man of huge love; that love is incredible. With your heart just if you start to make a flame, the love flame––that flame, taking it day-by-day, day-by-day––is getting bigger, huge. When it starts to get huge, you can command on Jesus very, very easily. You can’t command on Jesus with your willpower, like dominating, you can’t do anything like that. Through only the love, you have to pull him. No mantras, no yantras, nothing will work in front of him. Only with your open heart and love, you have to pull him, “Please, please.”
Jesus, even though he was dying, he had incredible powers in his hands. I can say he’s a God. But he never said he was a God. He could do wonders. He never used his powers for himself. He was always thinking for others, “How can I help him? What can I help him with?” He never cursed anybody from his mouth, even if somebody was screaming on him, just simply his answer was––smiling. Simply loving them, simply accepting whatever energy they were throwing on him.”